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Famous Urgent Need Poems by Famous Poets

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...way to the end, and I 
Was the head of the "Flying Gang". 
'Twas a chosen band that was kept at hand 
In case of an urgent need; 
Was it south or north, we were started forth 
And away at our utmost speed. 
If word reached town that a bridge was down, 
The imperious summons rang -- 
"Come out with the pilot engine sharp, 
And away with the flying gang." 
Then a piercing scream and a rush of steam 
As the engine moved ahead; 
With measured beat by the slum and stre...Read more of this...

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